201 Loney Street Philadelphia, PA 19111 +1 215 745 7416
Children participate in Sunday school, singing choir, bell choir and youth fellowship groups. Supervised trips to Methodist camps are also arranged. There are plenty of opportunities for adult fellowship as well; women's circles meet monthly to socialize and discuss religion and current topics. Fellowship groups plan trips to the shore, to dinner, bowling or work together at fund raising events. All members attend dances, movies and other activities in the church social hall. Youth and adults perform together in plays and musical performances. The church auditorium seats approximately 400 people.
1075 Southhampton Road Philadelphia, PA 19116 +1 215 676 3939
These nine holes have enticed many a golfer to take a long lunch from time to time. This public, par-27 course offers a quick escape from work or an ideal place to hold a meeting while on the links. Located within the city limits, Quarette is located in Northeast Philadelphia just minutes away from the business district. Don't worry about stopping to pick up your clubs rentals are available. Reservations are not required, greens fees are $9 on the weekdays and $10 on the weekend. Enjoy a cocktail afterward at the bar while you add up your score. The course is open April-November.
700 Cobbs Creek Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19143 +1 215 685 1900
The goal of Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center is to increase community awareness about issues that affect the environment. The Environmental Center accomplishes this goal by maintaining a major nature center for educational, recreational and aesthetic purposes and by providing hands-on environmental activities such as recycling, composting, trail development, watershed studies and park management. The Center includes an interpretive trail system, picnic grove, meeting rooms, classrooms, administrative offices, laboratories and exhibition space.
8046 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19136 +1 215 335 9500
The kids will bug you to take them to the Philadelphia Insectarium, a fascinating museum that is designed to educate the public about the wonderful world of insects. The goal of the museum is to show the critical role that insects play in the balance of nature, the environment and our economy. There are two floors of live and mounted insects from around the globe, a tank inhabited by glow-in-the-dark scorpions, a working beehive and a live termite colony. The big hit with kids is a glass-enclosed kitchen crawling with thousands of cockroaches.
8400 Pine Road Philadelphia, PA 19111 +1 215 742 6100
The Archives of the Medical Mission Sisters documents the history of their mission, charisma and ministries around the world. The Mission movement, founded by Dr. Ann Dengel in 1925, established clinics, hospitals and schools of nurse-midwifery around the world. As the Sisters trained local professionals, they turned the established hospitals over to local authorities. They published the Medical Missionary Magazine from 1927 to 1970; this remains the best source of historical information about the community. The archives are open to the public.
7501 Haverford Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19151 +1 215 477 2706
Congregation Beth Yeshua is a Messianic Jewish Synagogue. Messianic Judaism celebrates the belief that Yeshua (Jesus) is the Jewish Messiah. This concept might seem contradictory because historically, many Jewish people have lost their lives in the name of Christ. Eventually, it became distasteful for Jews to believe in Jesus as their Savior. Congregation Beth Yeshua strives to place Jesus in a Biblical context by reaffirming that He and the Apostles were Jewish. Within this framework, a belief in Yeshua as the Savior is unencumbered by the tragedies of man. Open Fridays 8pm onwards and Saturday 11am onwards.
5820 Overbrook Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19131 +1 215 879 6300
Individuals at The Fellowship study the teachings of Muhammad Raheem Bawa Muhaiyaddeen, a revered Sufi saint from Sri Lanka. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen came to North America in 1971 and founded The Fellowship in Philadelphia. Branches now exist throughout the U.S. and Canada. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen recorded thousands of hours of audio and video cassettes before his death. Members reflect on these teachings and cleanse themselves with prayer and performance of selfless duty. The mazaar, or tomb, of M.R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen is an hour west of the Fellowship house.
2403 Aramingo Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19125 +1 215 426 7529
This indoor playground chain has labyrinths of plastic tunnels, cargo nets, and ball ponds for children from their "terrible twos" to youngsters about 9 years of age. Each obstacle course and play set is tailored to the specific ages of the children. Sitters and safe play zones are available for infants. Snack bars and video game rooms are also on the premises. Group discounts apply for parties calling ahead. Birthday celebrations can also be arranged. Discovery Zone has five locations throughout the Philadelphia area.
1 Awbury Road Philadelphia, PA 19138 +1 215 849 2855
The Awbury Arboretum is 55 acres of horticultural mastery located in the historic Germantown district of Philadelphia. Wildflowers, ferns, serene fields and woodlands combine to create a formal garden along Victorian standards. The land was purchased in 1852 by the wealthy Cope family as a summer home; it became an arboretum in 1916. Programs for inner-city children and guided nature walks are also available. Admission to the park is free.
Cobb's Creek Golf Course is actually located within Philadelphia city limits, just minutes away from downtown. This 18-hole championship set of links is a par 71 public course of 6130 yards. Opened in 1916, Cobb's Creek has watered fairways, putting greens, yardage markers and a driving range that has made this course a favorite among golfers. Opened year round, tee time reservations are required. Call for information about large or corporate outings.
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